Who are Hellen Obiri parents? They are agriculture workers and her greatest inspirations.
Obiri recently grabbed her second Olympic silver. She pulled a time of 14:38.36 in the 5000m event of Tokyo, which was just 2 seconds behind Dutch Sifan Hassan (14:36.79).
Previously, Hellen had won silver in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics of 2016.
Who Are Hellen Obiri Parents? Meet Her Father and Mother
Hellen Obiri parents are farmers in Southwest Kenya. Hellen Obiri was born as the fourth child among the six siblings in the family. But,
her parents knew she was unique from an early age.
Hellen Obiri’s father encouraged her to run since she was just a girl. In addition, the Olympian also gained inspiration from the local runners.
However, in 2009, Hellen left her running endeavors to join Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF). Likewise, she also switched her sports to netball. Nevertheless, her dad kept pushing her return to the track.
As a fact, the athlete still remembers her dad’s words, “You have a talent.” Eventually, she decided to run in World Championships at Daegu in 2011.
Now, Hellen Obiri, at age 31 years old, is one of the greatest middle-distance runners in the world.
Hellen Obiri Boyfriend – She Is Already Married
Hellen Obiri got married to her boyfriend, Tom Simon Nyaundi.
Tom also used to be a KDF soldier. So, we have speculations that the couple may have met each other while serving at KDF.
Similar to his wife, Nyaundi is also an avid running and track fan. As a fact, he used to be an athlete himself. Nevertheless, he sits back and supports his partner now.
Hellen Obiri is a mother to 6 years old. She is not only handling a successful career but also her family life.
Hellen Obiri Height: How Tall is She?
Hellen Obiri’s height is 5 feet and 3 inches tall. Obiri stands more pittite than the gold medalist S. Hassan, 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Similarly, she is also slightly shorter than bronze winner G. Tsegay (5 feet and 4 inches).
Nevertheless, her stature does show that hard work and skills are more important than body attributes.
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Even Hellen Obiri’s coach can vouch for her talent. Her manager and coach reportedly encouraged her to run for 5000m instead of 10000m.
Over the years, Hellen Obiri has garnered a decent net worth from her career. She is widely decorated and famous in Kenya.